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Articles Tagged with ''cleaning''

March 2013 Facility Focus

The Standard For Commercial And Institutional Cleaning Services

Digging deep to find what GS-42 certification from Green Seal means for the professional cleaning industry.

GS-42 compiles industry best practices and standards regarding green cleaning, of which all commercial and institutional cleaning services — but especially BSCs — should be aware.


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Cleaning For Appearance Is The Problem

A treatise against the superficial nature of perceived cleanliness.

Our society’s love affair with cleaning based primarily on “surface” or “superficial” aspects might lead to short-term, unhappy and even “cheap” relationships between cleaners and customers.


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March 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Knowledge Is Power

Without knowledge, we place control in others' hands and lose our power to influence situational outcomes.

There is a shift taking place in the industry; increasingly, building operators see clean facilities as an investment that both attracts and protects occupants and customers.


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March 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

Masking And Eliminating Odors In The Workplace

Tips to combat unpleasant smells in office buildings, educational facilities and other areas where odors linger.

Although odor problems can be prevalent in any area of a building, there are certain spots that tend to have more odor issues than others — primarily restrooms and break rooms.


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March 2013 Contractor Success

Spring Cleaning For Your Website

Ensure your marketing and branding messages are pertinent and properly placed to maintain a productive web presence and a profitable business.

While newly implemented business strategies for 2013 may still be on our minds, it is encouraged for maintenance professionals to not forget about the basics.


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March 2013 Letters And Views

Letters To The Editor For March 2013

Insight from the JanSan industry.

Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals.


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March 2013 Cleanthoughts

The Dirty Fingernails Of The Restroom

Soiled grout lines are the restroom equivalent to having dirt underneath your fingernails.

When I cross the threshold and enter a public restroom, I am often appalled by what I see.


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March 2013 Feature 4

Profit As A Function Of Sustainable Operation

Using sound environmental principals and business strategies to bridge the gap between sustainability and profitability.

The truly successful business model is one which views sustainability as the bridge to profit, functioning to safeguard people and the planet in order to maximize earnings.


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March 2013 Raising Standards

Resuscitating The Reality Of Revision

Assessing the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on your business.

Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.


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March 2013 Bidding And Estimating

Gazing Toward The Horizon

A brief on some of the hot topics facing contractors now and how they will affect business in the months to come.

As I travel the country performing third-party certification audits, I see the best of the best operations and organizations.


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